The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
Rank 713 790 764
Rank change year-on-year +77 -26  
Permanent jobs citing KVM 154 174 193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 1.50% 1.38% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 132 169 114
Median salary £62,250 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.18% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £39,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median salary £47,500 £40,000 £43,750
% change year-on-year +18.75% -8.57%  

KVM is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

System Software Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10266 12611 13281
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 12.09% 12.21% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 8557 10633 11006
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +1.33%  

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing KVM as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +75 148 £62,500 +13.63% 17
London +38 78 £65,000 +8.33% 8
South East +89 33 £50,000 +25.00% 4
East of England +42 22 £46,250 +42.30% 1
Cambridgeshire +27 21 £47,500 +46.15%
Cambridge +25 21 £47,500 +46.15%
Berkshire +45 20 £58,750 +41.56% 1
Slough - 12 £62,500 - 1
City of London +33 6 £38,750 -35.41% 1
Reading +32 6 £37,500 -9.63%
South West +17 6 £47,500 +18.75% 2
North West -7 6 £36,500 -23.15% 1
Manchester - 5 £36,500 - 1
Surrey +37 4 £51,750 +29.37% 1
Brighton +14 4 £33,000 -17.50%
East Sussex +7 4 £33,000 -17.50%
Oxfordshire +3 4 £30,764 -12.10%
Oxford +3 4 £30,764 -63.80%
Somerset -3 4 £47,500 +5.55%
Scotland +26 3 £55,000 +89.65%
Edinburgh - 3 £55,000 -
Yorkshire +16 2 £43,750 - 1
Bath 0 2 £45,000 -
Guildford - 2 £43,500 -
West Yorkshire +21 1 £50,000 +14.28% 1
Leeds +10 1 £50,000 +14.28% 1
Cheshire +9 1 - -
Bristol +2 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £55,000 -
Midlands - 1 £65,000 -

KVM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 267 (90.82%) Linux
2 234 (79.59%) VMware
3 223 (75.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 131 (44.56%) Puppet
5 122 (41.50%) Xen
6 113 (38.44%) Windows
7 108 (36.73%) Opscode Chef
8 104 (35.37%) Apache
9 103 (35.03%) Python
10 98 (33.33%) Hyper-V
11 91 (30.95%) DevOps
12 86 (29.25%) MySQL
13 84 (28.57%) Java
14 83 (28.23%) Amazon AWS
15 80 (27.21%) Cisco
16 75 (25.51%) SAN
16 75 (25.51%) Bash Shell
16 75 (25.51%) Ansible
17 74 (25.17%) Oracle
18 73 (24.83%) Finance
19 71 (24.15%) CentOS
20 70 (23.81%) NAS
21 68 (23.13%) Red Hat
21 68 (23.13%) NFS
22 66 (22.45%) Perl
23 65 (22.11%) LAN
23 65 (22.11%) WAN
23 65 (22.11%) Firewall
24 62 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
25 61 (20.75%) HTTP

KVM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 104 (35.37%) Apache
2 59 (20.07%) IIS
3 55 (18.71%) Tomcat
4 49 (16.67%) Oracle Coherence
5 48 (16.33%) OpenStack
6 44 (14.97%) nginx
7 42 (14.29%) WebSphere
8 39 (13.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 28 (9.52%) DataSynapse
10 26 (8.84%) Elasticsearch
11 14 (4.76%) ColdFusion
12 8 (2.72%) MS Exchange
13 6 (2.04%) CloudStack
14 5 (1.70%) Confluence
14 5 (1.70%) JBoss
15 3 (1.02%) CMS
15 3 (1.02%) Drupal
15 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (1.02%) Skype for Business
15 3 (1.02%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.70%) MS Office
3 4 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.68%) Baselight
4 2 (0.68%) HipChat
5 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (9.52%) RMDS
2 3 (1.02%) Magento
3 2 (0.68%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 83 (28.23%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (7.48%) SaaS
3 19 (6.46%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (4.42%) AWS Lambda
5 11 (3.74%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (2.72%) IaaS
7 7 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (2.38%) Office 365
8 5 (1.70%) Google App Engine
8 5 (1.70%) Oracle CX
9 4 (1.36%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.36%) PaaS
10 3 (1.02%) G Suite
10 3 (1.02%) GitHub
10 3 (1.02%) Google Compute Engine
10 3 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.68%) Rackspace Cloud
12 1 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 75 (25.51%) SAN
2 70 (23.81%) NAS
3 65 (22.11%) Firewall
3 65 (22.11%) LAN
3 65 (22.11%) WAN
4 61 (20.75%) HTTP
5 56 (19.05%) Multicast
6 55 (18.71%) Fibre Channel
7 54 (18.37%) TCP/IP
8 52 (17.69%) iSCSI
9 51 (17.35%) DNS
10 49 (16.67%) FCoE
11 36 (12.24%) OpenFlow
12 35 (11.90%) 3G
12 35 (11.90%) 4G
12 35 (11.90%) GSM
13 28 (9.52%) VPN
14 20 (6.80%) DHCP
15 15 (5.10%) HTTPS
15 15 (5.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (29.25%) MySQL
2 47 (15.99%) Hadoop
3 38 (12.93%) HBase
4 29 (9.86%) SQL Server
5 26 (8.84%) Redis
6 15 (5.10%) Amazon RDS
7 14 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (4.76%) MongoDB
7 14 (4.76%) NoSQL
8 13 (4.42%) OLAP
9 12 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (3.74%) DB2
10 11 (3.74%) OLTP
10 11 (3.74%) Oracle OLAP
11 7 (2.38%) Big Data
12 4 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.36%) Relational Database
12 4 (1.36%) Riak
12 4 (1.36%) SQLite
13 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 58 (19.73%) Jenkins
2 47 (15.99%) Git (software)
3 25 (8.50%) Vagrant
4 19 (6.46%) TeamCity
5 15 (5.10%) JIRA
6 14 (4.76%) Subversion
7 8 (2.72%) Hudson
8 6 (2.04%) Selenium
9 4 (1.36%) GitLab
9 4 (1.36%) Maven
9 4 (1.36%) Travis CI
10 3 (1.02%) Ant
10 3 (1.02%) Bugzilla
10 3 (1.02%) JMeter
10 3 (1.02%) JUnit
10 3 (1.02%) RSpec
10 3 (1.02%) Trac
11 2 (0.68%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.68%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (24.83%) Finance
2 56 (19.05%) Telecoms
3 27 (9.18%) Banking
4 19 (6.46%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.38%) Law
6 5 (1.70%) Retail
7 4 (1.36%) Back Office
7 4 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.02%) Marketing
8 3 (1.02%) Publishing
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Games
Job Titles
1 62 (21.09%) Architect
2 54 (18.37%) DevOps Engineer
3 52 (17.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 50 (17.01%) Administrator
5 47 (15.99%) Systems Administrator
6 41 (13.95%) Linux Administrator
6 41 (13.95%) Linux Engineer
7 39 (13.27%) Technical Architect
8 38 (12.93%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 38 (12.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 38 (12.93%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
9 35 (11.90%) Developer
10 30 (10.20%) C++ Developer
11 27 (9.18%) Solutions Architect
12 26 (8.84%) Systems Engineer
13 25 (8.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
13 25 (8.50%) Technical Solutions Architect
14 21 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 20 (6.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (6.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (14.29%) Middleware
2 36 (12.24%) HTML
3 35 (11.90%) LAMP
4 34 (11.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 31 (10.54%) XML
6 28 (9.52%) Rendezvous
6 28 (9.52%) Ultra Messaging
6 28 (9.52%) XSLT
7 20 (6.80%) .NET
8 15 (5.10%) Web Services
9 13 (4.42%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (3.74%) Kafka
10 11 (3.74%) LEMP Stack
11 9 (3.06%) REST
12 8 (2.72%) Memcached
12 8 (2.72%) Sphinx
13 6 (2.04%) ActiveMQ
13 6 (2.04%) JSON
13 6 (2.04%) LAPP Stack
14 5 (1.70%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.59%) Data Centre
2 29 (9.86%) Computer Science
3 16 (5.44%) Private Cloud
4 14 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.70%) Clustering
5 5 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.70%) Life Science
5 5 (1.70%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.70%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.70%) Replication
6 3 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.02%) iPad
6 3 (1.02%) PKI
7 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.68%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.68%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.68%) Fintech
7 2 (0.68%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.34%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 267 (90.82%) Linux
2 113 (38.44%) Windows
3 71 (24.15%) CentOS
4 59 (20.07%) Solaris
5 58 (19.73%) Ubuntu
6 35 (11.90%) Debian
6 35 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (11.22%) Windows Server
8 30 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (9.52%) Unix
10 20 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (6.46%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (2.38%) AIX
13 6 (2.04%) Fedora
13 6 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (1.36%) FreeBSD
14 4 (1.36%) SUSE
15 3 (1.02%) Windows 10
15 3 (1.02%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (30.95%) DevOps
2 62 (21.09%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (18.37%) Performance Tuning
4 49 (16.67%) Benchmarking
5 47 (15.99%) Configuration Management
6 35 (11.90%) Multithreading
7 34 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (10.20%) Open Source
9 29 (9.86%) Translating Business Requirements
10 24 (8.16%) Software Engineering
11 23 (7.82%) High Availability
12 18 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
12 18 (6.12%) Load Balancing
12 18 (6.12%) Mentoring
13 16 (5.44%) ITIL
14 14 (4.76%) Storage Virtualisation
15 13 (4.42%) Migration
16 12 (4.08%) E-Commerce
17 11 (3.74%) Risk Management
17 11 (3.74%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 103 (35.03%) Python
2 84 (28.57%) Java
3 75 (25.51%) Bash Shell
4 66 (22.45%) Perl
5 54 (18.37%) C++
6 53 (18.03%) C
6 53 (18.03%) Ruby
7 44 (14.97%) JavaScript
8 40 (13.61%) SQL
9 38 (12.93%) PHP
10 24 (8.16%) PowerShell
11 16 (5.44%) Shell Script
12 10 (3.40%) C#
13 5 (1.70%) Go
13 5 (1.70%) Tcl
14 3 (1.02%) R
15 2 (0.68%) C-shell
15 2 (0.68%) Scala
15 2 (0.68%) sed
15 2 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (10.88%) Degree
2 19 (6.46%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (4.76%) CCNA
4 7 (2.38%) CCNP
4 7 (2.38%) RHCA
5 6 (2.04%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.04%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.70%) RHCE
6 5 (1.70%) RHCSA
7 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.02%) MCSE
7 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.34%) CISSP
9 1 (0.34%) GSEC
9 1 (0.34%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.34%) LPIC
9 1 (0.34%) MCSA
9 1 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.72%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.04%) QA
3 3 (1.02%) DICOM
3 3 (1.02%) HL7
4 2 (0.68%) GCP
4 2 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 223 (75.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 122 (41.50%) Xen
3 98 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 68 (23.13%) NFS
5 49 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
5 49 (16.67%) SRDF
6 45 (15.31%) Docker
7 27 (9.18%) Varnish
8 26 (8.84%) Active Directory
9 15 (5.10%) LXC
10 14 (4.76%) vSphere
11 13 (4.42%) VirtualBox
12 12 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
13 9 (3.06%) Samba
13 9 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (2.38%) iptables
15 6 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (2.04%) XenServer
16 5 (1.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 5 (1.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 131 (44.56%) Puppet
2 108 (36.73%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (25.51%) Ansible
4 30 (10.20%) Nagios
5 14 (4.76%) Packer
6 13 (4.42%) Cobbler
7 12 (4.08%) Graphite
8 8 (2.72%) ZABBIX
9 7 (2.38%) Grafana
9 7 (2.38%) HAProxy
9 7 (2.38%) Kibana
10 6 (2.04%) Salt
10 6 (2.04%) Tivoli
10 6 (2.04%) WSUS
11 5 (1.70%) OpenNebula
11 5 (1.70%) Terraform
12 4 (1.36%) Backup Exec
12 4 (1.36%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 4 (1.36%) StatsD
13 3 (1.02%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 234 (79.59%) VMware
2 80 (27.21%) Cisco
3 74 (25.17%) Oracle
4 68 (23.13%) Red Hat
5 54 (18.37%) NetApp
6 51 (17.35%) EMC
7 49 (16.67%) Intel
8 43 (14.63%) IBM
9 38 (12.93%) Sybase
10 28 (9.52%) TIBCO
11 21 (7.14%) Microsoft
12 19 (6.46%) Juniper
13 12 (4.08%) Citrix
14 9 (3.06%) Rackspace
15 7 (2.38%) Dell
15 7 (2.38%) Google
15 7 (2.38%) Percona
15 7 (2.38%) Veeam
16 6 (2.04%) Atlassian
16 6 (2.04%) Brocade
London
Webrecruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
NST Recruitment Limited
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum, Benefits Benefits & Bonus included
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
JM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 17 days ago
Slough
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
East London
IQ Telecom
Salary: £40000.0000 - £45000.0000 per annum + 4500 on call a year
Posted: 11 days ago
High Wycombe, UK
Intel
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago